EDMONTON, AB - JANUARY 26: Ilya Bryzgalov #80 of the Edmonton Oilers shares a laugh with Devan Dubnyk #40 of the Nashville Predators during warm-ups prior to an NHL game at Rexall Place on January 26, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)
The old saying in hockey is 'weather the storm.' I put the notion in their heads that we don't want to weather the storm, we want to push just as hard and matched their work ethic. I thought our guys exceeded that in the first period.
— Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins after their loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday